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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Interviews with members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and those involved in RMFW conferences, workshops and other writing-related events. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction.
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Now displaying: March, 2020
Mar 30, 2020

For as long as she can remember, Melissa Payne has been telling stories in one form or another—from high school newspaper articles to a graduate thesis to blogging about marriage and motherhood.

But she first learned the real importance of storytelling when she worked for a residential and day treatment center for abused and neglected children.

There she wrote speeches and letters to raise funds for the children. The truth in those stories was piercing and painful and written to invoke in the reader a call to action: to give, to help, to make a difference.

Melissa’s love of writing and sharing stories in all forms has endured.

She lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three children, a friendly mutt, a very loud cat, and the occasional bear.

The Secrets of Lost Stones is her first novel.

Melissa Payne's website.

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Mar 22, 2020

ZJ Czupor is co-chair, with Sue Hinkin, of the Colorado Gold Rush Literary Awards sponsored by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. ZJ also serves as vice president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and writes a monthly column, “The Mystery Minute,” which appears at www.rmmwa.org.

Mindy McIntyre is a proud member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. She also moderates the Aspen Grove critique group and, after years of judging and doing intake for Colorado Gold, she’s serving as the Judging Coordinator for the Gold Rush Literary Awards.

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Mar 15, 2020

Diane Byington has been a tenured college professor, yoga teacher, psychotherapist, and executive coach. Also, she raised goats for fiber and once took a job cooking hot dogs for a NASCAR event. She still enjoys spinning and weaving, but she hasn’t eaten a hot dog or watched a car race since.

Besides reading and writing, Diane loves to hike, kayak, and photograph sunsets. She and her husband divide their time between Boulder, Colorado, and Dunedin, Florida.

Diane's latest novel is If She Had Stayed.

Diane's website

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Mar 11, 2020

Melissa Koons is a writer, blogger, and book formatter for Write Illusion. She has won 3 awards for her writing and has multiple traditionally and independently published works. She works at the University of Colorado by day and publishes by night.

Thomas A. Fowler is the author of nerdy things. Starting out in theater and film, he shifted over to writing science fiction and found his passion. An
award-winning author, he can be found in several anthologies and has self-published others. His debut novel, The Thales, the first in the Rising
Current trilogy, was released in November of 2019. When not writing, Fowler can be found with his wife, son, and three daughters or indulging in all
things entertainment.

An important note: This interview was recorded before Melissa and Thomas decided to step back from Spine Press & Post. However, the content is still useful and relevant to authors of all stripes. Melissa can be found at writeillusionllc.com and Thomas can be found at thomasafowler.com.

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Mar 8, 2020

International bestselling author Wendy Terrien received her first library card at age two, and a few years later started writing her own stories.

Wendy is Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2017-2018 Independent Writer of the Year.

Her debut novel, The Rampart Guards, earned a Kirkus starred review and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016.

The novel is a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Finalist, a bronze medal winner from Readers’ Favorites, and is the first in her intriguing urban fantasy series.

Next in the series were two book two's (Wendy explains on the podcast) - The League of Governors and The Clan Calling.

Book three in the series, just out, is The Forge of Bonds.

Wendy Terrien's website

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